New Line Cinema has released a trailer and poster for their upcoming James Wan-produced horror film The Curse of La Llorona. As you will see, this film has a very creepy vibe that is probably going to scare the crap out of a lot of people.
The movie is based on the real-life Latinx folklore of the ghost of a weeping woman who terrorizes as she attempts to take children and scares the shit out of anyone who gets in her way. The trailer prominently features a scene where two kids are being terrorized by the ghost while in a car. We don’t normally see hauntings in cars, so I thought that was pretty cool.
The film stars Linda Cardellini (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Patricia Velasquez (The Mummy), Sean Patrick Thomas (Barbershop: Back in Business) and Raymond Cruz (Better Call Saul). The story is set in 1970s Los Angeles and Cardellini plays a widowed social worker raising her two kids. As she investigates a case, she starts to find similarities between it and a supernatural entity that is her own family.
This is the full synopsis for the film:
La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations.
In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain.
Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying.
In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children.
Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.
Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.
This is a crazy eerie first trailer! I loved what I saw and I can’t wait to see the movie! This actually looks like it’s going to be a proper terrifying horror movie!
The film was directed by Michael Chaves (Chase Champion) and was written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis.
The Curse of La Llorona is set to hit theaters April 19, 2019.